Canoeing

 

Community Canoe Development Pathway Program 

The Aboriginal Sports Circle Community Canoe Development Pathway Program provides grants to help offset the cost of competition style canoe races for communities in the Northwest Territories.  

The purpose of this funding is to assist organizations in undertaking Sprint and Marathon Style Canoe Races, and to provide support for the development and growth of athletes to pursue Canoe Racing. This funding may also be used to host major Canoe competitions or Canoe Championships in the NWT. 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY CANOE PROGRAM? 

To be eligible for funding:

  • Must apply as an NWT based organization or group 
  • Must be 19 years or older to apply 
  • Event must take place in the NWT 

HOW TO APPLY:

  •  Click Here for online application form and cost break down
  • Click here below to access a printable PDF 

  • Incomplete applications will be rejected as ineligible for funding
  • Printable PDF applications can be sent to shawna@ascnwt.ca or by fax 867-669-7857

 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?

ASCNWT will accept on-going applications from September 1st 2018 – March 31st 2019. Allow 30 days to process the application. Funds will be issued directly to the organization that applies for the grant. No personal cheques will be written.

 DOG MUSHING GRANT GUIDELINES

  • It is important that the event incorpoates youth 
  • Each application will be consdiered for maximum funding amount of $2500.00
  • Races funded by ASCNWT must take place in the Northwest Territories by September 2019
  • This funding is available to provide opportunities and positive experiences for youth 
  • All successful appplicants will be required to submit a cost break down after their event. Failure to do so may effect your chances for another grant from ASCNWT 

WHAT CAN I USE THE FUNDING FOR? 

  • Canoe race/event that incorpoates youth 
  • Money cannot be distributed as cash prizes
  • Funding can be used to help offset the cost of Canoe race/event

ASCNWT will give priority to:

  • Races that directly involve youth
  • Races that involve a large number of individuals (ie. community event, Canoe Days, etc.)
  • Races that enhance awareness about Canoeing traditions 
  • Races that encourage youth to pursue Canoe Racing 
  • Races that will take place at carnivals, jamborees and championships
  • Organizations that are willing to share photos of their race/event on social media and tag ASCNWT 

ASCNWT will NOT Support:

  • Incomplete Applications
  • Funding request for new equipment
  • Businesses that will receive financial gain from the event 
  • Applications from non-residents or non-NWT based organizations 

Online:

Online Canoe Application 

Printable:

Application Form - Canoe

 

Send Application to:

Shawna McLeod 

 Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT

 Box 1537

4908-49thStreet

Yellowknife, NT X1A2 2A2

Phone: 867-669-8382

Email: shawna@ascnwt.ca

Fax: 867-669-7857

 


 Canoe 

Canoes were developed over the course of thousands of years by the native peoples of North America. The word 'canoe' originated from the word 'kenu' - meaning dugout.  North American Indians are responsible for creating the more well-known version of the canoe - a frame of wooden ribs covered with the lightweight bark of birch trees, and sometimes elm or cedar trees. These boats, which have remained virtually unchanged in design for thousands of years, proved to be ideal for travelling the numerous streams, rivers and lakes of North America.

 

 


If you would like more information on our Lacrosse Program, feel free to contact Traditional Games Manager, Shawna McLeod at 867-669-8382 or by email shawna@ascnwt.ca

 

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    ABOUT THE ABORIGINAL SPORTS CIRCLE WORKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

    We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.